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The Teacher Education Autism Model

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Family Services

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 88 American children in 2012 has autism. This equates to roughly 730,000 kids across the United States, and 29,563 children in Texas - a 400% increase over the last ten years (Texas Education Agency, 2011).  UTSA's Team Center is designed to improve learning outcomes for these children through Applied Behavioral Analysis and address an unmet need in our community. 


Children with autism enrolled in the TEAM Center receive a functional behavioral assessment and a verbal behavior screening that allow UTSA graduate students to develop individualized, semester-long plans to address the specific needs of each child. Throughout the semester, the children receive six hours of ABA therapy, four days per week in 90-minute sessions. At the end of the semester, all participants are discharged from the program and provided with a summary of the progress their child made towards achieving his/her goals. 


  • Low-Cost
  • Convenient - UTSA Downtown Campus, parking, easy access
  • Short-Term - Enrollment based on academic calendar
  • Supervised Classroom Setting - Analysis conducted by graduate students and supervised by UTSA Faculty
  • Research - Participation in ongoing research furthers new knowledge of autism


Family Services (Fall/Spring): 


WHO:   We provide early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) to children with autism spectrum disorders up through five years of age. 

WHAT:   Our referent-based teaching (RBT) focuses on functional communication training to strengthen the child's use of language and reduce challenging behavior. We work closely with parents to develop a individualized treatment program specific to the needs of the child. 

WHEN:   Children come Monday through Thursday for 90 minutes of behavior analytic intervention each day. Services last for the duration of one semester (approximately 13 weeks of intervention), and run according to UTSA's academic calendar. 

WHERE:   All services are provided at the TEAM Autism Center located in the basement of the Durango Building (DB 0.220) at UTSA's downtown campus. Parents will be provided with a parking permit valid for the duration of the program.

COST:   A one-time registration fee of $50 per child is due at the start of each semester. Sliding scale payments are available according to federal poverty guidelines. 


Family Services (Summer): 


WHO: We provide social skills training to teenagers and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. 

WHAT: Auditory discrimination training and reciprocity interventions to sharpen the individual's attention to the verbal behavior and social interactions of other people. 

WHEN: Participants come Monday through Thursday for 90 minutes of behavior analytic intervention each day. Services last for the duration of one semester (approximately nine weeks of intervention), and run according to UTSA's academic calendar.  ​

WHERE: All services are provided at the TEAM Autism Center located in the basement of the Durango Building (DB 0.220) at UTSA's downtown campus. Participants will be provided with a parking permit valid for the duration of the program.​

COST: A one-time registration fee of $50 per participant is due at the start of each semester. Sliding scale payments are available according to federal poverty guidelines. 


Enrollment


ABA sessions are offered Monday through Thursday, concurrent with the UTSA academic calendar. At the beginning of each semester, a new "class" of students will be selected to participate in the program for the duration of that semester.

Due to the popularity of our program, there is a waiting list to receive some services.  Families interested in receiving Applied Behavioral Analysis treatment for their child with autism should complete the Application/Waiting List Form or contact the center for more information about the program.


Our Facilities


The TEAM Center is a "teaching hospital," providing a forum for educating students, conducting research and providing a valuable community service.  Our facility offers children with a visually inviting atmosphere for learning.  For a more in-depth look at our learning center, please contact the TEAM Center.